Archive for June 2014

Localist Roundup: Across the Pond

This article make some interesting points while critiquing the entire left-right political spectrum. Meanwhile, this piece explains how a major British think tank has advocated a localist approach to politics. Lastly, this article describes...

Playing the Right Games

“But when children play the right games from the beginning and absorb lawfulness from music and poetry, it follows them in everything and fosters their growth…” Socrates, in Plato’s Republic, Bk IV It’s easy not to be concerned about games....

Localist Roundup: Hospital Food

In this peculiar piece, the author describes her “internet hometown.” Meanwhile, this piece describes how hospitals are starting to show interest in local and organic foods. Lastly, this article advocates a more sustainable appr...

Fences, Vines, Bees, and Huge Chickens

Hidden Springs Lane. We’re building fence this summer. I purchased 150 eight foot posts and we’ve been slowly planting them. We’re putting a paddock in the front and a larger one in the back. But before doing that, I put in 27 posts (for tr...

Localist Roundup: A Tea Party Prediction

In political news, the Republican Party has chosen a new house majority leader. Meanwhile, this piece reports on the problematic archival systems in the federal government. This piece argues that future real estate  profitability will cente...

The Mother of All Arts

“Whoever it was who said that agriculture is the mother and nurse of all other arts was right, because when agriculture is faring well, all the other arts are strengthened too; but wherever the land is forced into barrenness, all the other ...

Localist Roundup: Civil Unrest

This piece tells how one restaurant has found a less human dining experience is a more profitable one. Meanwhile, this article discusses the impact that the local food movement is having on large-scale food production. This article tracks t...

Give to FPR

Dear Reader, FPR is a labor of love for most of us associated with it. We believe deeply in the ideas of place, limits, and liberty and their essential relationship to human flourishing. Running a website such as this, however, and trying t...

Vulgar Adolescent Bigness Fetishizers

I reflected what a Mortification it must prove to me to appear as inconsiderable in this Nation as one single Lilliputian would be among us.” –Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift Boy oh boy, if I had a dollar for every time...